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Female Anglican Priests celebrate

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JessM Sat 03-May-14 20:00:27

Just like to say congratulations sisters on your big day of celebration. 20 years since the first were ordained in England.
Apparently Justin Welby apologised for the tough time they went through gaining acceptance.

HollyDaze Sat 03-May-14 20:15:41

They haven't gained full acceptance though. I agree with Susie Leafe - the fact that the celebration occurred is damning in itself.

I would say congratulations to all those who have fought for this right though and I hope they keep up the hard work until women in the church are seen genuinely as equals.

MiceElf Sat 03-May-14 20:54:28

Agreed Jess, it's a good day. As for Susie Leafe, Reform is an extreme evangelical group which opposed the ordination of women.

HollyDaze Sun 04-May-14 16:09:31

I am agreeing with Ms Leafe's sentiments on this particular topic (as it appeared in the link) not her beliefs in general; I know nothing at all about her or her group.

JessM Sun 04-May-14 17:30:11

And still the Church of England don't have female bishops. There is an anglican female bishop in N Ireland and in several other countries I believe.